The process of holding the original Summoner’s Cup aloft, though, was no easy task. After all, a heavyweight competition deserves a heavyweight trophy, doesn’t it? The Thomas Lyte crafted trophy tipped the scales at 32kgs when it was first made, a weight which made the one-person lift almost as difficult as winning the tournament! For a company that has produced many of the world’s most famous pieces of silverware in the past, it was one of the heaviest we’d ever produced. Using some clever engineering, our craftspeople reduced the weight by half, to 16kgs. But regardless of the trophy’s weightloss, it took a whole team to lift it each year. In many ways making the act of lifting the summoner’s cup as memorable and as iconic as the trophy itself.
In the world of esports, the Thomas Lyte Summoner’s Cup remains one of the most widely recognised and admired trophies of a seminal decade. That, alongside the iconic LEC trophy, also made by Thomas Lyte in the same London silver workshops seven years later.
The Summoner’s Cup is one that we remain extraordinarily proud of. And we hope that the next 10 years is as exciting and memorable for both Riot Games and esports as the last.